News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Bermuda Legislature will reconvene on Friday (October 6) in St George’s.
The session will take place in the east end to mark the 400th anniversary of the Legislature, and the official Parliament website describes the history by saying: “Bermuda’s Parliament one of the oldest known Legislatures dates back to August 1st,1620. On that day the then incumbent Governor, Nathaniel Butler, summoned a General Assembly to convene at the church (later called St Peter’s Church) in the town of St George. The Assembly, the forerunner of Bermuda’s present House of Assembly, included two male representatives (“chosen by voice”) from each of the Tribes [now designated Parishes] into which the colony was then divided.”
The official proclamation said: “I, the Governor, acting in accordance with the advice which I have received from the Premier, do appoint that the next session of the Legislature shall commence at 10am on Friday, the 6th day of November, two thousand and twenty, and that the Senate and the House of Assembly shall meet on that day at Their Majesties’ Chappell, St Peter’s Church, St George’s.”